Vancouver, BC - July 5, 2017. St. Mark’s College is proud to announce its final step in the accreditation process with the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). From October 16-19, 2017 St. Mark's College will undergo a comprehensive site visit from an ATS evaluation committee. St. Mark’s College received ATS Associate Membership in 2010, and ATS Candidate Status in 2014. Following a successful site visit, St. Mark's College would be an ATS Accredited Member.
Membership is open to schools located in the United States and Canada that offer graduate theological degrees, are demonstrably engaged in educating professional leadership for communities of the Christian and Jewish faiths, and meet the standards and criteria for membership established by the Association. The current member schools, numbering more than 270, include Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Orthodox graduate schools of theology that reflect a broad spectrum of doctrinal, ecclesiastical, and theological perspectives.
2. Within five years, Associate members are expected to pursue Candidate for Accredited Membership through the Commission on Accrediting.
3. Once a school has completed the requirements of the Commission on Accrediting, it is recognized with Accredited Membership.”